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Reconciliatory Heritage - 12 MSEK to URBSEC from the Swedish Research Council

News: Nov 07, 2016

The Swedish Research Council has awarded the URBSEC-coordinated project 'Reconciliatory Heritage: Reconstructing Heritage in a Time of Violent Fragmentations' 12 MSEK in the open call for proposals in the Humanities and social sciences area. Project leader is Michael Landzelius, Associate Professor and Director of URBSEC. The project will run for four years, and Landzelius is joined by another six researchers from University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University: Professor Ola Sigurdson and Associate Professor Klas Grinell, Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, GU; Associate Professor Mikael Baaz, Law, GU; PhD Feras Hammami, Conservation, GU; PhD Evren Uzer von Busch, School of Design and Crafts, GU; and Associate Professor Mona Lilja, Sociology, KaU. Noting that heritage sites increasingly become targets as well as arenas for often violent struggles over memories and identities, authority and superiority, the overall purpose of the project is to investigate the possibilities that heritage may offer as a tool and meeting place for dialogue, mediation, and reconciliation. The project will contribute a 'state-of-the-art' assessment, proceed through a set of comparative transnational case studies, and suggest guidelines regarding how such reconciliatory possibilities can be implemented in practical work.

For more information, contact Project Leader Michael Landzelius or any of the researchers listed above. See also the University of Gothenburg webpage: 129 miljoner till humaniora och samhällsvetenskap från VR


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